Ruin sights in Pamukkale
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Hierapolis' location atop the tourist magnet that is the 'Cotton Castle' seems to have blessed it with a budget rather more ample than that of most Turkish archaeological sites. The orderly paved pathways, well-trimmed hedges, flower-filled expanses, wooden bridge walkways and array of shady park benches make Hierapolis far more genteel than Ephesus (or anywhere else in Turkey). Wild and raw it is not, but for those wishing, or needing, to see an ancient site on flat and well-maintained terrain, this is the place.
The curvaceous mountaintop means that the city's ruins are relatively compact, with the main sites easily accessible. The ruins evoke life in a bygone era, in…